Archive for the Communication Category

February 1, 2017 / Chosen family, Communication, emotional intimacy, Intimacy, Relationship dynamics

Insta, Insta, Insta…

I've been doing alot of thinking about something lately. I think I will tell a story and then explore how it relates to what I have thinking. We all know them. You know. The people who seem to have p

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September 19, 2016 / admin, Communication, Uncategorized

Short break

Sorry for the extended silence here. Don't worry, I'm not going to disappear again. We took a wonderful vacation, and now we are in the process of moving. I'll be back posting again soon, I promise!

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August 11, 2016 / Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory

Dating is risky business!!

How do I meet poly people?? Where do you meet your partners? How do I get started? I’ve been seeing variations on these questions recently all over social media. In one respect I find it

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July 19, 2016 / Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

I’m Jealous

Here’s another scenario I’ve run across repeatedly over the years, either as a question in a symposium or in a counseling session. The specifics vary from case to case, but the question is pretty

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July 12, 2016 / Communication, Fidelity, Lisa, physical intimacy

I Didn’t See It. Consent Violations for the Knowledgeable.

In my circle of friends, the issue of consent is discussed a lot. It is hashed and rehashed until we think we have it all down and we know what a consent violation looks like and what our response

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July 12, 2016 / Chosen family, Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory

Random thoughts

I allowed my mind to wander this morning [dangerous, I know!!] and this is what came out!! I’m not poly because I have a high libido. I do have a very high sex drive, but there are many ways to s

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June 7, 2016 / Communication, Relationship dynamics


It seems that people like me, those of us who seek to guide others toward healthy relationships, are always talking about communication. We get tired of talking about it. Trust me, it seems that every

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May 28, 2016 / admin, Communication


My original intention was to work for a few more years, despite passing retirement age a while back. As it happened, my plans were recently altered rather suddenly by an unfortunate confrontation on t

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May 15, 2016 / Communication, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Relationships as group projects

Sometimes people seem to think that relationships, because they involve sex or love or both are some kind of a special snowflake. That they require some magic sauce. That they are mysteriously going t

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April 14, 2015 / Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory

PolyAnna’a Musing: Opening Love Book Review

Recently I received an advance copy of  Dr. Anya's book -- Opening Love. I received no compensation for this review. This is my open and honest review of her book.   Opening Love is a

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